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Sidi's pink dream continues with Egan Bernal's jersey still firmly on his shoulders and, on the eve of the last exciting week of the Giro d'Italia, the word passes to our ‘guru’ Paolo Bettini who is following the Pink Caravan. Always with his playful attitude, the multiple world champion winner of two Giro d’Italia stages and GC leader, reminds us why the Giro is a magical race that unites people in such a unique way. Here are a few straight forward jokes, just like his attacks, you’ll read about in a couple of minutes, the same amount of time Paolo employed to accomplish his incredible victories.
What is your first memory of the Giro d'Italia?
The first one was the finishing stage in Cecina in 1985, Saronni won. I was eleven.
The Giro in three words.
A great popular festival. But that is four! Well, then I’d say: emotional, discovery and travelling.
What is your best experience at the Giro?
Undoubtedly the moment when I got the pink jersey, in Tropea, in 2005
Your favorite Italian food?
Tagliatelle with wild boar ragù.
A song that you listen to to give you energy during this Giro?
What do you think if I say "Cima Coppi"
Who is the most iconic winner of the pink jersey, in your opinion?